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Mr. Rocket Scientist Lawyer

About Me:

Aerospace engineer, with high honors from Georgia Tech. Worked as an aircraft structural engineer @ FedEx for a year before attending Waseda University on a full-ride focusing on robotics. Worked @ Audi of America in a rotational talent program. Ended up in law school and currently at Kirkland & Ellis doing M&A and restructuring (with some PE work).


Undergrad School: Georgia Institute of Technology

Undergrad Major: Aerospace Engineering

GPA: 3.65 Cumulative

GMAT: 730

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: JD, Masters in Biomedical Engineering

School Name: UCLA School of Law, Waseda University

Extracurriculars: Intellectual Property Law Association (UCLA - Co-chair), [Automotive Company] - Waseda joint research project, Ice Hockey club team @ Waseda University

Work History:

Title: Associate Attorney

Industry: Law

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Analyst/Engineer

Industry: Automotive

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Prepared a critical expert witness for trial cross-examination with little preparation time that resulted in a $500M willful infringement verdict. Lead team of graduate and undergraduate students in joint research program with Japanese auto company to develop a unique driver interface, garnering great feedback and renewed research grants.

Post MBA Goal:

I’d like to leverage my experiences and MBA to pursue a career in corporate strategy. After seeing the internal struggles between business, law, and engineering and subsequent harm (737Max, dieselgate etc…), I want to shape future corporations with better vision, agility, and responsibility. Ideally in heavy manufacturing or tech fields.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg, Yale, Columbia


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

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    Hi Mr. Rocket Science Lawyer, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. Wow, you have quite a resume! Stellar academics at highly reputable schools, extracurricular contributions at each institution you have attended, employment history with top companies within each industry, and a solid 730 GMAT that is smack-dab at the average for top MBA programs. As a former MIT Sloan adcom, I actually think your greatest strength is also your greatest challenge in some ways: your academic pedigree. You already have a master’s degree and a law degree. Granted an MBA is very different from these two, but adcoms may be concerned that you are a degree collector, or that you are indecisive about your career trajectory given your industry jumps along the way. For …

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    Seems like a lot of degrees already but a lack of work experience - may be a stretch for Stanford.
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    100% chance of admission: Kellogg, Yale, Booth 75%: Columbia, Wharton 50%: Harvard, Stanford

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